A Call to Pray

I feel a new weight of responsibility, a heaviness. This confuses me since life is marching along quite well at this time.

To our Son and his Bride on their Marriage

On the brink of their marriage, we—the parents of the groom—said these words to our son and his bride.

Unfinished Tasks

I like to cross things off my to-do list. I use tear-off notepads and make lists and lists of what needs to get done today and in the coming days. My lists include unwanted tasks as well as life-giving ones. Then I set to work to accomplish them and cross them off. Done. Finished. Wrapped … Continue reading Unfinished Tasks

Diamonds are Forever?

As I was leaving the office yesterday, I had a large box in my arms. I pushed open the heavy automatic door but it shut before I was fully outside. My left hand was crushed between the door and the box I was holding. The pain was quite intense but I made it to the … Continue reading Diamonds are Forever?

Mothers and Sons

Vignette One   “I prayed for that! This is the answer to my prayer”, I thought as I listened to my son tell me his journey with Jesus and how he was responding. But then he told me of a friend, a special young woman, who prayed more specifically than I did, who actually challenged … Continue reading Mothers and Sons

Cleaning Out and Saving Stuff

An aluminum double boiler, hand-embroidered tea towels, pocket knives, Papua New Guinea weapons, army metal ammunition boxes, 50 gallon drums, vintage suitcases, antique cameras in pristine condition, melamine dishes we used as children, a Samurai sword my father brought back from Japan, the 1953 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook my mother fed us from—all things … Continue reading Cleaning Out and Saving Stuff

A Sacred Touch

I carry my tension in my neck. Computers and iPads make it worse yet. To help with this, I started going to a massage therapist. Her strong fingers find knots and kinks in my neck and shoulders I don't know I have. Her touch brings relief and my physical tension dissipates. But more than that, … Continue reading A Sacred Touch